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Author: Scott Gargan

General Views - Oktoberfest 2012

Munich meets Connecticut: Our guide to area Oktoberfests

We may be far from the lavishly painted halls of Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich’s biggest beer hall and the focal point of the city’s world famous beer bonanza, Oktoberfest. But there are plenty of
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Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe shows off new renovations

After undergoing two months of renovations, owners of Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe hosted a soft opening to showcase the venue’s expanded stage, upgraded sound and lighting systems and sleek, new
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‘Mail art’ explored at Stamford’s Franklin Street Works

Pictured: A still from Lance Wakeling’s video, “A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable,” which is on view in Franklin Street Works’ upcoming exhibition, “It Narratives: The Movement of
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Best of Summer: Places to hike in Southwestern Connecticut

With it being so nice out, your first inclination — and who can blame you — is to head to the beach. But after your done soaking up the sun, try taking in some nature as well. For our next
Categories: Outdoors
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Norwalk’s Chris Webby releases first single off debut LP

Chris Webby has his share of haters. And, on his new single, the Norwalk-raised rapper is letting them know just what he thinks of them. The song, “F*ck Off,” is the first single off Webby’s
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Cast your vote in the Connecticut Breakthrough Awards

You may have heard of the Connecticut Music Awards, an annual award show honoring the best musicians in the state. Though that show does have a category for Best Hip Hop and Best R&B, the winners
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Last chance to see ‘Lorikeets’ in Norwalk

Labor Day is your last chance to see a flock of tropical parrots before they fly the coop. “Lorikeets,” a walk-through aviary featuring more than 50 free-flying birds, closes on the Maritime
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Easton’s Johnny Winter collaborates with Ben Harper on cover of blues classic

Last month, Johnny Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich, leaving behind a legacy of great blues recordings. But that’s not all the guitar legend left behind: Before his death, Winter was also
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Drumstik Bar-BQ, Bridgeport

Best of Summer: Fried Chicken in Southwestern Connecticut

Fried chicken has its origins Southern culinary traditions, but the love for this crunchy, juicy dish stretches to every part of the country, including Connecticut. For our next installment of Best of
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Fairfield native Brian Petchers directs Soulja Boy video

Filmmaker and Fairfield native Brian Petchers has added another notch to his already impressive resume, directing the music video for rapper Soulja Boy’s latest single, “In My System.” The colorful,
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